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January 22, 2020

How to Budget Effectively to Achieve Your Goals

Let’s have some fun with a quiz. What’s the secret to achieving your financial goals this year? Is it: a) Luck – Some people get all […]
January 14, 2020

Want to win in 2020? Focus on small improvements

With all the hype around the first month of the new year, you’ve probably heard people encourage you to dream big, shoot for the stars, plan […]
October 3, 2019

Financial goals: What’s job #1 for your money in the next three months?

In early August, I asked a question of my mailing list, and on my Facebook page: What are you up to this summer? I received entertaining […]
January 26, 2018

How to Deal With Multiple Requests for Donations and Money

A reader reached out with the following question: “It seems all people are interested in is what I can do for them financially. I can’t remember […]
June 6, 2017
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Why I told middle school students to fail more often

My daughter’s middle school recently invited me to address the students during their Me to We Day event. I was asked to speak on overcoming hardship […]
January 12, 2017
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Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions and Do This Instead

How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Have you given up on any of them yet? Some of them? The whole lot? Did you fail by […]
November 23, 2016

Can the Law of Attraction be used to improve your finances?

This could be the shortest blog post ever if I answered my own question with a single-word answer, but that wouldn’t provide justification for my position. […]
September 27, 2016
Prime Ministers place mat

Dear Former Prime Minister, Here's what I do for women and why I do it.

A long time ago, I bought a laminated place mat of the Prime Ministers of Canada, figuring that it might be more fun for my kids […]
February 23, 2016
No Excuses

Eight Women vs One Contractor – The difference accountability makes

Days before he died, Malcolm and I managed to have some quiet time alone in his hospital room. – I’ve been thinking. When Malcolm started sentences […]
January 25, 2016
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Finally a Way to Find More Time

“When are you going to write another blog post? I enjoy reading them. Have I missed your latest one?” My girlfriend hadn’t missed a thing. It’s […]
January 13, 2015
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Rebuilding Your Finances

What should I say to these women? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself ever since I was asked to speak at the Royal Ottawa Mental […]
December 10, 2014
Mark McKoy

What I Learned from an Olympic Gold Medalist about Pushing Through Failure

Can you think of a moment in your life when you worked very hard to achieve a goal and you failed? Or you tried to accomplish […]